10 Knee Surgery Tips for Yoga Teachers

16 November 2014

There are some things your Bikram Yoga Practice just can’t fix & a Torn Meniscus is one of them. Once you have made the difficult decision to go ahead with Knee Surgery what can you do as a Yoga Teacher to aid the Healing Process? 1) Choose your Surgeon wisely. This person and your body are gonna […]

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Why I have Finally Decided to Have Knee Surgery

24 September 2014

It was 26 years ago that I was run over on a zebra crossing on Cobbs Corner, Sydenham in South East London, not-so-gracefully stopping a Nissan Micra from illegally overtaking the very same traffic that had stopped to let me cross. It was 3 years ago that I tripped over my son’s Lego on the […]

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60 Minute Classes – Beginning of the End of Bikram Yoga or the End of the Beginning?

24 June 2014

This week, one of the Studios I teach at is launching 1 hr Bikram Yoga Classes.   60 minute Bikram Yoga? Bikram Yoga is 26 Postures, 2 Breathing Exercises in 42 degrees in a carpeted room with Bikram Certified Instructors….AND IT’S OFFICIALLY A 90 MINUTE CLASS! I KNOW, I hear ya there! A few years […]

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Smoothie Recipe for Bikramites

17 December 2013
Bikram Balance

A Smoothie Recipe for Bikram Yoga Teachers Practicing & Teaching #Yoga a lot in Northern Europe especially in Winter Time is heavier on the body in some ways going from extreme Heat 2 Extreme Cold – can really ask a lot of the #Adrenal glands! I find it helpful especially managing fatigue with teaching 20+ classes a week to […]

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Tetany’s Syndrome

4 December 2013
panic

I just got back from teaching a triple Bikram Class and had two students with separate instances of Tetany’s Syndrome in tonight. Fortunately these two new Students experienced the symptoms fairly mildly and managed to continue to the end of Class but this is something that occurs regularly in the Hot Room and worth being informed […]

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Sweaty Pit Lit

13 November 2013
salt of the earth

It was on Teacher Training in 2001 after a particularly sweltering class that I was apprehended liberally spraying myself with Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant before emerging into the LA sunshine. A fellow TT, a slightly older and much wiser Californian lady recoiled in horror (as I have done myself many times since seeing new Students applying anti-perspirant BEFORE […]

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Vipassana Your Guide in 10 Points

24 July 2013
Vipassana

Vipassana: 10 Things Bikram Yogis Should Know Before Going… 1) No, you cannot have a Sushi blowout, 3 margharitas and half a spliff the night before you Practice. Don’t even try it. Trust me on this. Abstain for at least 1 month before sitting. 2) Leave the Lycra at home. Loose, layered comfortable clothing with no […]

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Live Blood Microscopy – Ya What?!

4 September 2012

So since I have been RAW, and thinking lots about not just what I eat and how I eat it – but also how I eliminate it (and what I do with those eliminations!) I have been having a lot of wild and crazy dreams as I mentioned. And one of those dreams involves drinking […]

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Opening a Yoga Studio? That town is MINE!

3 September 2012

Opening a Yoga Studio? That town is MINE! Opening a Yoga Studio? So many of us have, as newly qualified Bikram, or more recently Hot Yoga teachers, flown home clutching our certificates and photographs of us-with-Bikram; eager to heal the ailments of our hometown with the miraculous method which has brought (or should that be ‘bought’) […]

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Kefir – what is it?

1 September 2012

OK, so there are two types of Kefir, milk Kefir (more on that one later) and water Kefir. Most people’s first reaction when presented with a bottle of slightly dubious grubby liquid with small floating ‘I’m ovulating right now’ (TMI?) reminiscent blobs in it, is one of extreme repulsion. Yup, that’s Kefir water. What is it? […]

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